Wow! Very interesting development coming out of Las Vegas and now Los Angeles. These two cities are paying residents to have their lawns replaced with more water-friendly options.
As lawns consume a great deal of water and just about every SFH (single family home) has one, cities are seriously (very seriously) looking into how to abate this water-hungry problem.
LA for example has decided to incorporate a new program that would pay a homeowner up to $2,000 (in the form of a rebate) to literally tear out their lawns and instead replace with native low-water plants or mulch.
Las Vegas is doing the same, but paying homeowners abit more. The purpose of these two programs is to lessen the use of municipal water.
Wow! I’m not sure why I’m so surprised at this, but I am. Lawns are such a part of the American experience, it’s odd to imagine a series of homes in a neighborhood without lawns. But I suppose its the new coming.
How about you. How do you feel about this new water saving program?
via The Dirt
image via Oregon Live